Forms and Documents

Select the form or document you need from this library. If you have questions or can't find what you need, please contact us or call the synod office at 773-248-0021.

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Reformation Resources

Click here for the ELCA's Reformation 500 webpage that includes resources and events commemorating the Reformation.

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Rostered Leader Reports to Synod Bishops

The Rostered Leader Reports to Synod Bishops are available here on the ELCA webpage. 

The forms have been modified slightly from previous years.

You will need to save the form on your computer before filling it out and sending it to the synod office.

Please e-mail the completed forms to Mary Richardson at the synod office at mrichardson@mcselca.org.

Thank you.

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Concealed Carry in Places of Worship

The website for Requirements for Concealed Carry Signage is https://ccl4illinois.com/ccw/Public/Signage.aspx

Concealed Carry in Places of Worship
This document provides information on the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act (the "Act") as it relates to places of worship.
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Discernment Process for Congregations of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod Considering Dissociation from the ELCA

Discernment Process
Discernment Process for Congregations of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod Considering Dissociation from the ELCA
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Financial Forms

Synod Team or Committee Deposit, Pre-payment, or Expense Check Request Form
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Interim Process

Interim Pastor's Evaluation of Interim Ministry
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Interim Ministry Request for Call from Synod Council Form
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Called Interim Ministry Application
This PDF form may be filled-out and e-mailed to the synod office. Please save the form with your last name. You need to save it to your desktop before completing it.
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Congregation Leader's Evaluation of Interim Ministry
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Sample Interim Ministry Covenant - Full-Time
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Interim Pastor's Report
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Sample Installation of the Interim Pastor
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Maintaining ELCA Benefit Coverage in Times of Transition

When a call ends or starts, there are plenty of details and emotions to sort through. Let Portico help ensure that benefits don’t add to the complexity. In times of transition, it’s important for each party involved—pastor, current congregation, and new congregation—to contact Portico right away.

Maintaining ELCA Benefit Coverage in Times of Transition
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Maps

Conference Map
Map of the eight conferences of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod
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Cook County (North) Attendance
Congregation Average Attendance in 2015 by Size for Cook County (North of I-290) in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod
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Cook County (South) Attendance
Congregation Average Attendance in 2015 by Size for Cook County (South of I-290) in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod
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DuPage County Attendance
Congregation Average Attendance in 2015 by Size for DuPage County in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod
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Kane County Attendance
Congregation Average Attendance in 2015 by Size for Kane County in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod
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Lake County Attendance
Congregation Average Attendance in 2015 by Size for Lake County in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod
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Ministries in Specialized Settings

Use this form to apply for Ministry in Specialized Settings.

The form is in PDF and may be filled-out and e-mailed to the synod office. Please save the form using your last name. Save the document to your desktop before completing it.

It is recommended that you use the latest version of Adobe Reader found here.

Calls and Appointments to Ministries in Specialized Settings
Fillable PDF Form
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Synod Process
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Mission Planing Guide

Calling the World to Christ - A Mission Planning Guide

Mission Planning Guide
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On Leave from Call

Use these documents to apply for On Leave from Call status, and for annual reports and requests for extensions. The forms are in PDF and may be filled-out and e-mailed to the synod office.  Please save the form with your last name.  Save it to your desktop before completing it.

It is recommended that you use the latest version of Adobe reader found here.

On Leave from Call Application - PDF
On Leave from Call Annual Report and Request for Renewal - PDF
On Leave from Call Extension - PDF

On Leave from Call - Family Leave

Use these documents to apply for On Leave from Call Family Leave status, and for annual reports and request for extensions. The forms are in PDF and may be filled-out and e-mailed to the synod office. Please save the forms using your last name. Save the document to your desktop before completing it.

It is recommended that you use the latest version of Adobe Reader found here.

On Leave from Call Application - Family Leave - PDF
On Leave from Call Annual Report  and Request for Renewal - Family Leave - PDF
On Leave from Call Extension - Family Leave - PDF

On Leave from Call - Graduate Study

Use these documents to apply for On Leave from Call Graduate Study status, and for annual reports and request for extensions. The forms are in PDF and may be filled-out and e-mailed to the synod office.  Please save the forms using your last name.  Save the document to your desktop before completing it.

It is recommended that you use the latest version of Adobe Reader found here.

On Leave from Call Application - Graduate Study - PDF
On Leave from Call Annual Report and Request for Renewal - Graduate Study - PDF
On Leave from Call Extension - Graduate Study - PDF

 

On Leave from Call Guidelines

On Leave from Call Guidelines for Lay Roster
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On Leave from Call Guidelines for Ordained Pastors
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Retirement Application and Disability Forms

Use these forms to apply for disability or retirement.

The retirement application form is in PDF and may be filled-out and e-mailed to the synod office.  Please save the form using your last name.  Save the document to your desktop before completing it.

It is recommended that you use the latest version of Adobe Reader found here.

Application for Disability
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Application for Retirement
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Policies - Retired or Disability - Lay
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Policies - Retired or Disability - Ordained
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Synod Communication Policies

Synod Web Page Policy
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Metro e-Word Policies
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Use of Synod Mailing Labels
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Synod Publications Policies
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Synod Constitution

Synod Constitution
This is the synod's constitution updated in July 2015.
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Transition Process

The following forms and documents may be used during the pastoral transition process.

Installation of Leaders in the Congregation
This may be used for call committees or other lay leaders being installed in a congregation. (Copyright 2013 Augsburg Fortress)
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Service for Installation of a Pastor
From Occasional Services for the Assembly (copyright 2009)
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A Planning Guide for Ordinations and Installations
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Ethics of Pastoral Transition
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Sample Interim Ministry Covenant - Full-Time
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Various Documents

Marriage Ceremonies. Who Can Perform Them?
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Suggestions for Chaplains and Congregations in Time of Military and Involuntary Call-Up
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Steps in the Dissolution of a Congregation
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